(I'm not even going to talk about the classic amusing blunders like the "reply-all" when you are trying to reply to just one person on the mail).
When someone sends out a detailed email with multiple points in it, like
A. B. C.You don't just hit "reply" and then randly write a stream of goop. You also don't just reply to only point A or point A & C or whatever. The correct way to reply is :
quote : [ A ] Reply to A [ B ] Reply to B [ C ] Reply to C
Furthermore, if the points A, B & C were very long, you should not quote the entire thing, but rather abreviate them, either using cut and ellipsis, or by extracting just the specific sentences you need to reply to, but you should leave enough context that it's clear what you're replying to.
Finally if there are multiple people on the email, make sure it's clear who you are quoting. A lot of emailers will automatically insert something like :
you wrote : [ A ]which is quite useless when there are many people on the mail. You should go in and manually delete the word "you" and change it to the name of the writer :
Douchey McDickWad wrote : [ A ]
(I'm imagining the NBC "the more you know" thing going by, but instead it says "I shouldn't have to tell you this" or "you fucking tard").
I'm really sick of sending someone an email like : "can you tell me about X? also what's this thing Y? and furthermore Z". And I get a reply that's just like "blah blah Y blah blah Y blah". Uh, hello? What about X and Z ? Fucking compose your email.
In other "people fucking suck" news : my bike has been sitting in the shop done for a few days and they never called me. I finally called in and the person gave me a bunch of attitude, I was like "is my bike done?" and they were like "well, did we call you?", and then lo and behold it was done and they were like "oh".
In "people are rad" news, I went to 2020 Cycles (I was avoiding it because it seems ever so precious and hipster, and because Sharp said they did bad to his bike (if you've eaten recently, don't follow that link, because it's the most nauseating hipster bullshit you will ever see; oh yeah, we're a bike shop, but we have indie music shows and we cultivate community and have local artists and fucking vegan coop hand-knit bicycle seats and we all wear american apparel and grease your ball bearings with the grime from our bodies! yeah!) ); anyway, they pulled my bottom bracket while I waited, and charged me only $5 for it, and they were super nice and helpful and friendly and knowledgeable. Fucking Recycled Cycles charges $20 for every little service thing, no matter how trivial. (a fucking bottom bracket lockring spanner is yet another obscure tool I don't have; hopefully this is the last of those problems. Every time I try to do anything crafty, be it woodworking or working on my car or bike, I always run into instructions like "now use your rotary mitering lathe bit with the quadrangle star attachment on your half wilsonized wall-mount jig saw" and I'm like WTF I don't have that shit this is ridiculous).
Also : the new Surly Gourmand is a riot.
I�m sure some people really like Perche� No, but those people are probably retarded.